Saturday, May 12, 2007

Then and Now

I know it’s been a while—a dear friend recently pointed that out (hi, Lori). I’ve had too much to share and too little time or inspiration on how. But I think I’m ready. First, I want to thank my mom for her hard work and sacrifice that allowed me to go to college. Without that, I never would have been a part of a wonderful reunion that was too long in the making. So, Mom, thank you. I love you. And happy Mothers' Day.

Also, this reunion wouldn’t have come together without some very key people—first and foremost, my old friend and self-adopted brother, Rev Curt. Without your stage managing expertise, this just wouldn’t have happened. Old friend Ricky Grove put together an amazing DVD of old times and faces—great job Rick. Robbie and Ed who helped with the logistics end of things, gathering memories from NAU, you made some wonderful finds. And the folks at NAU—Erin in particular—you all did a great job.

I’ve put together a short video to give you a glimpse of the then and now of our reunion. Consider it a slice—I wasn’t able to include everything I wanted (due to lack of resources, time allotted and talent). This is only a sample of the memories in my heart. I love you all so much and really hope we can do this again.

On a side note, was anyone else impacted by the number of guys in our group named Richard? Not that I’m complaining—I have two brothers (long story), a father and a father-in-law with the same name. Plus, both my husband and son have Richard as their middle name. So, maybe it’s just me. Let’s just say I’m fond of Richards (and Phils).

Love to all, enjoy the video, and as always,

Abundant blessings!


LB said...

whoo hoo!

Loved the music!
Who is that girl in the picture at the top of your blog???!!! =)

Jenny said...

That would be me, I think--too long ago to remember. Let's just say I used to know her.

LB said...

PS My oldest bro is Richard as well. And my great neice's middle name is Rochelle, famale of Richard. =)

Michelle Pendergrass said...

That is so cool to see all of the shots of you guys then and now!!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Aw, that's a wonderful video. And I love the picture of you at the top. Meg looks a lot like you at that age!

Jenny said...

Maybe we should start a club--those who have been influenced by multiple Richards. lol
It was even cooler getting us all together.
Meg says she doesn't see it. So, should I tell her to say thank you or should I say it? lol